choleric

adjective cho·ler·ic \ ˈkä-lə-rik , kə-ˈler-ik \

Definition of choleric

1 : easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger : hot-tempered
  • a perpetually choleric old grouser
2 : angry, irate
  • a choleric outburst

cholerically

play \-ri-k(ə-)lē, -i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of choleric in a Sentence

  1. watch out for the choleric librarian at the reference desk

  2. I absolutely get choleric when a telemarketer calls during the dinner hour.

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Origin and Etymology of choleric


CHOLERIC Defined for English Language Learners

choleric

adjective

Definition of choleric for English Language Learners

  • : made angry easily


Medical Dictionary

choleric

adjective cho·ler·ic \ ˈkäl-ə-rik , kə-ˈler-ik \

medical Definition of choleric

: easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger : hot-tempered


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